30 March 2009

GEnx Engine for new Boeing 747-8 begins flight-testing

The new GEnx-2B jet engine for Boeing’s new 747-8 aircraft has begun flight-testing on GE Aviation’s 747 flying test-bed. During the five-hour first flight on March 23rd, a single GEnx-2B engine demonstrated aircraft systems and instrumentation functionality, climbing close to 40,000 feet and establishing engine performance baseline. About 40 flights with the engine are planned

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EADS remains committed to the construction of the A400M

EADS confirms that it remains fully committed to the construction of the A400M that will be the most complete high performance military plane for the coming decades. The group reaffirms that the contract signed in 2003 does not provide the necessary conditions for the successful development of the programme, firstly because of an unrealistic timetable,

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Lease Corporation International Group orders 20 Bombardier CSeries Jetliners

Lease Corporation International Aviation (New Buildings) Limited has signed a firm purchase agreement for three CS100 and 17 CS300 jetliners. The purchaser, which also took options on a further 20 CSeries aircraft, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lease Corporation International Limited (LCI). LCI is a privately owned aircraft leasing company that owns and leases

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